Literary Arts

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Eleanor Wong Siew Yin (b. 6 February 1962, Singapore–) is a lawyer and playwright. She is best known for her trilogy of plays Invitation to Treat (2003), which explores the themes of lesbianism, female sexuality and gender politics in Singapore. Two of the plays were staged in the 1990s as Mergers & Accusations (1993) and Wills & Secession (1995). The last instalment, Jointly & Severably, was produced as part of Invitation to Treat in 2003. Wong made her theatrical debut with her first play, Peter’s Passionate Pursuit, which clinched a joint first prize at the NUS-Shell Short Play Competition in 1986. Wong is also well known in the legal circles. She is director of the Legal Skills Programme and vice dean of student affairs at the law faculty of the National University of Singapore (NUS).